Hessa Street

Hessa Street is being reconstructed in Dubai

The Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has announced the award of a contract to carry out a major reconstruction of Hessa Street. The project will cover a 4.5km stretch from Mohammed bin Zayed Highway to Al Khail Road. The modernisation will cost AED689 million (US$ 187 million).

The highway widening and improvement project is being carried out as directed by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and under the supervision of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai.

As part of the reconstruction, the number of lanes on Hessa Street will be doubled, increasing capacity to 8,000 vehicles per hour in each direction.

According to Mattar Al Tayer, CEO and Chairman of RTA, the project is incredibly important for the emirate’s transport infrastructure. In particular, for residential areas such as Al Sufouh 2, Al Barsha and Jumeirah Village Circle, whose population will grow to 640,000 residents by 2030. The project includes the upgrading of four major intersections, which will significantly reduce congestion and ease traffic from the business districts to the residential areas and back again. The reconstruction complements previous phases implemented by the RTA to ensure smooth traffic flow in the emirate.

The project will also include the construction of a 13.5 kilometre-long cycle track. It will be 2.5 metres wide for bicycle and electric scooter traffic, and 2 metres wide for pedestrians. A distinctive feature of this cycleway will be the presence of two bridges, the first bridge will pass over Sheikh Zayed Street and the second over Al Khail Street.

Source: ArabianBusiness

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